THE STIFF FILM CIRCLE is a discursive segment of the Student International Film Festival. Aside from reinforcing the professional growth of young film lovers, it also educates and raises future festival audiences.
The goal of the STIFF FILM CIRCLE is to open the public space towards a dialogue that extends outside the institutions i.e. the “safe zone” of the University – and to create a fresh, neutral space for learning through practice, communication and cooperation. The three main discursive programs within the STIFF FILM CIRCLE are On-the-field education, After screening discussion panels, and STIFF On the Road.
Within the educational programs titled “On-the-field education”, STIFF’s administrative team is leading the students through specific activities which come as part of the festival itself: job roles such as PR, social media management, creation of subtitles, translation, design, hospitality and working with special guests, as well as public presentation – are all offered to students for volunteer participation. This is a way for students to connect, learn new skills, socialize and have fun while creating the festival and until it becomes their own.